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Bar Diligencia

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Portuguese, Bar, European, Pub
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Rua Nova 30, Coimbra, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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362 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This place is very traditional in Coimbra. You should go there if you're visiting the city, you won't regret. You can have dinner and drink good wines while enjoying Fado, everynight. It's better to book a table.

1 Thank Juzynha
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2016

It was Saturday night in winter. We come here because our hostel receptionist recommend us this place. Although we have to wait around 2 hours wandering around town to wait for the show, it was worth it. We really enjoy the show, the waiter is also friendly and nice to us. He speak English so fluently help us with the... More 

Thank Prildy N
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

So many beautiful places to go and great food to eat, but if you want to get the feel and vibe of Coimbra, you have to go to Bar Dilligencia to hear whoever is playing fado music that night. Josh, the owner and front man, and Patricia, the wife and cook, have a passion for hospitality, food, drink, and great... More 

Thank MrWestalke82
Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Had a really nice Fado evening, even though I unfortunately don't speak Portoguese ( I understand very little). The place is quite hidden from the main street, but definitely worth a visit for a drink and some music.

4 Thank Stefano F
London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

While Coimbra is full of historical and beautiful monuments, an evening in Diligencia is to experience a living, vibrant part of its culture. We were welcomed into this intimate space by the host, a warm and friendly man who spoke fluent English, and served cherry liquor in chocolate cups. A young man then poured out his soul, connecting with each... More 

4 Thank David R
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I am so grateful that I went to Diligencia! It is very small, extremely intimate and cozy, the owners are kind, attentive and treat the guests as if they were old friends visiting their home. The music is incomparable. During the performance, which lasted from 10:00 until 2:00, 10 people were clustered around Luis (who sings and plays like nothing... More 

4 Thank Mura K
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

My wife and I were touring Portugal and stumbled upon this place in Coimbra. We enjoyed Fado played/sand by a great performer and also enjoyed a bottle of wine. It was fantastic. The proprietor, George, was very friendly and spoke impeccable English, making communication easy (sadly, we don't speak Portuguese). His wife, who runs the place with him, was also... More 

3 Thank Shawn R
Niteroi, RJ
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Fado for locals. The native music of Portugal, with which guitarist and singers thrill the audience. It is great to see how the audience keeps silent, hears, feels, and hums the chorus ... Highly recommended!

1 Thank Rosangela_Pereira
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

This is where to go to avoid the tourist orientated Fado. Its a little bar with odd decoration, it felt like sitting inside a giraffe - if you visit you will see what I mean. They do basic food, its cheap and tasty, and goes very well with a couple of bottles of vihno verde. The singer didnt arrive until... More 

1 Thank Reenby
Moscow, Russia
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

what a great place! it was shown to me by my friends (locals in Coimbra). Before going to Portugal it is exactly how I imagined my fado night! Take sangria and enjoy authentic portuguese music!

1 Thank Nataliasha

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Portuguese, Bar, European, Pub
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  • Address: Rua Nova 30, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra

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